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Why are C-Max reliability ratings low? MyFord or more fundamental?

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#1 OFFLINE   gnc


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Posted 09 March 2015 - 03:05 PM

Hi, I hope that you can help a forum newbie.


I have a 2014 SEL on loan for several days and have enjoyed it enough to consider buying. But reviews rate this car well below average and bad value used. Anyone care to explain? CU says "Electronics" are awful, and as a 1999 Taurus wagon owner I know all about random wipers, failed AC, etc. although the rest of that (analog) car has been solid and cheap to maintain. If electronics means just the inept MyFord+Sync "entertainment center" then I can live with that failure because I find radio vapid. I could get an SE to avoid it, but that model has unappealing interior aesthetics to me. So it's SEL or elsewhere if the rest of the electrical hardware sucks. Please enlighten me


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#2 OFFLINE   lvfordguy


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Posted 04 July 2015 - 12:32 PM

Most of the "problems" stem from the Sync system.  It's slow, and can be stupid at times, as well as confusing to operate for some.  This has been an issue for years in all Fords.  The all new Sync 3 is coming, 2016 Escape is getting it 1st, I've heard 2017 will bring it to al Ford/Lincoln Cars.

I have a 2013 Energi, and love it.  The only issues I have, and there have been many, is with the Sync communications modem and features that are Energi only.  The standard SE/SEL do not have charging/pre-charge issues as you can't do that with a non-plug-in car.

#3 OFFLINE   robertlane


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Posted 03 August 2015 - 08:07 AM

the snyc system can be hard

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